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Kalyna White

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Kalyna White
Kalyna White is an Assistant Editor at HSToday for Climate Change Security and is the STEM Ambassador to the Board of Directors for Women in Homeland Security. She is the founder of LABUkraine, a non-profit organization that builds computer labs for orphans in Ukraine. Since 2011 she has worked with Women in Homeland Security to encourage middle and high school student to pursue STEM careers by organizing and supporting field trips to STEM missions throughout the homeland security enterprise. She is also President of the University of California, San Diego Pi Beta Phi chapter.

Seven Expert Perspectives on What COVID-19 Means for the Planet

The COVID-19 pandemic will have repercussions that will follow the planet for years. The economic, social, healthcare, and environmental outcomes from the pandemic will remain, even once the pandemic itself is resolved. Seven experts from the World Economic Forum have given seven different perspectives on the pandemic’s environmental repercussions. Here are the seven impacts of…

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Climate Provisions in the 2021 Defense Authorization Act

The U.S. House and Senate recently passed their versions of the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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FEMA to Award Up to $660 Million in Hazard Mitigation Assistance

FEMA has recently opened the FY20 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Notification of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant programs. The FMA grant program provides states, local communities, tribes, and territories with funding for mitigation activity to strengthen the…

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The Great Reset: Sustainability in the Time of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is, according to the World Economic Forum, calling for a “great reset”, where the world acts in unity to revitalize aspects of today’s society and economy.

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US NORCOM and SOCOM: Climate Change Impacts Our Area of Responsibility

On March 11, the Full House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activity in North and South America.”

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Nuclear Testing Legacy Is ‘Cruelest’ Environmental Injustice

According to reports from the United Nations, the lasting effects of nuclear testing will persist for centuries.

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Is Terrorist Rehabilitation a Farce? A New Study Suggests Sometimes Yes

Report found that despite low recidivism rates overall there was no way to guarantee that a terrorist had truly been rehabilitated, ultimately putting others at risk. 

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GAO Warns DHS on Contractor Oversight Failings

The watchdog found that DHS did not always plan for or update the number of federal personnel needed to oversee such contracts. DHS also did not offer guidance on how to prevent contractors from performing prohibited work.

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EPA Needs to Address Climate Change, Cybersecurity, Pollution and Toxic Chemicals, says GAO

GAO made several recommendations to GAO in October 2019, which the agency disagrees with and have therefore not been met. These relate to the potentially harmful effects of climate change on human health and the environment. 

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How Can an In-N-Out Double Double Burger Save a Life? Not How You Might Think…

During a recent study break, my five girl friends and I piled into an Uber for a trip to the famous and beloved In-N-Out, a fast-food burger joint dotted all over California.

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McAfee Offers Free Help to Secure State Election Systems

The program focuses on protecting election data and will help ensure that cloud-based storage services housing voter data are properly configured.

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Alleged Venezuelan Assassination Attempt Underscores Domestic Problem of Weaponized Drones

As drones continue to proliferate, the counter-drone needs of American law enforcement and national security agencies will only grow.

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Cybersecurity Researchers Warn of Attack Against Urban Water Services

Researchers analyzed and found vulnerabilities in a number of successful commercial smart irrigation systems, including GreenIQ, BlueSpray, and RainMachine, which all enable attackers to remotely turn watering systems on and off at will.

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Tripwire Releases State of Cyber Hygiene Report, Identifies Where Organizations Fall Behind on Basics

Survey found that nearly two-thirds of the organizations admit they do not use hardening benchmarks, like CIS or Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) guidelines, to establish a secure baseline.

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Iraqi Refugee Charged with Attempted Murder of Colorado Springs Police Officer

Just months before Khammasi’s scheduled deportation date, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in another deportation appeal.

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